As a teen I glimpsed a photo of a marble sculpture of Giovanni Strazza’s Veiled Virgin. It amazed me. It is a perfect sculptural illusion which depicts a sheer gossamer veil in hard solid stone.
There are several examples of this effect in the classical art world; a famous example residing in a convent in St. john’s, Newfoundland which as often happens in life, I never visited because I lived there and took it for granted. The sisters there are rightly intensely proud of their Veiled Virgin.
So this week I found a 3D model of Strazza’s Veiled Virgin on Turbosquid. I have never paid for a 3D model but the perfection of the artist’s work, modeling from photographic references, deserved money and I paid it.
I printed it on my Afinia H480 3D printer.
Hi! Can you please send me the files for to print this? :D (e-mail address redacted)
I will not make these files available since they are not mine to distribute. The copyright belongs to the artist, but his work is available on TurboSquid for $59.00. For anyone who likes this sculpture, one of the finest ever crafted by the hand of man, this is a small price to pay to an artist whose amazing talent created this 3D model.
Would you consider selling your 3D sculpture of the Veiled virgin?
Unfortunately, I bought this model under the provision I can’t sell them.
friend can you please provide me this model, I know there are copyright issues etc. but I do not have the $ 59 now and I really like this sculpture and I do not want to save the file, just print it in 3d. if you can send me at least a gcode I would be grateful.
My email is: [REDACTED]
I find it surprising that I still get people asking me to give out this model for free when I pointed out that it is the property of the artist, and can be bought directly from that artist. I even give a link to it, for convenience.
Please… if you like this model (and it is amazing!) read my whole post and the comments, and then go to Turbosquid and buy it.
Excellent print of an excellent model.
What settings did you use (resolution, infill, etc.) for the details?
I use the Afinia printers, and the integrated software. So the settings I used are .15mm, Big Hole fill, and most of the default settings. This is not helpful to people who use more normal slicers.